Macmillan has funded a brand new research project in Middlesbrough and Stockton aiming to improve the experiences for people living with mental health problems who are also affected by cancer. This is the first project of its kind in the country and we want you to get involved and help us make a difference.
Do you have a mental health problem and are you also affected by cancer? Are you looking after someone in these circumstances?
We're interested in hearing about your experience of accessing cancer screening, diagnostic, treatment or aftercare services.
Tell us your story:
No matter where you, or your loved one are on your cancer journey, we would like to hear:
- What you think worked well or not so well
- If you got the right type of support at every stage
- Your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how your experience could have been better.
With your support, we want to ensure that people with mental health problems have the same access to cancer services as everyone else.
If you're interested, there is also an opportunity to become a member of the Macmillan Mental Health Cancer Care Research Steering group which will support the sucessful delivery of the project.
To find out more about and how you can get involved, please get in touch.
Please note this is a research project, not a counselling service. If you require support for any emotional difficulties please contact Open Mind Therapies. For more information on cancer and support, visit Macmillan website here.
Who is this service for?
- People aged 18 and over that live in Middlesbrough or Stockton area
- Have been affected by cancer in some way
- Or work in mental health or cancer services
What happens next?
The Macmillan Mental Health Cancer Care Research Lead will get in touch and arrange a suitable time to meet with you to explain more about the project and the ways you can get involved such as surveys, interviews and focus groups.